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Convert coax to RCA or S-Video

 

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Username: Texasgent1

Post Number: 1
Registered: Oct-09
My parents have, somehow, managed to buy a TV that does not have a coax input. Is there a way to convert their coax cable to RCA or S-Video?
 

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Username: Samijubal

Post Number: 4156
Registered: Jul-04
A VCR with tuner.
 

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Username: Ieee488

Post Number: 175
Registered: Dec-07
You don't need a VCR.

Any of the digital converter boxes that they've been advertising since the switch to digital TV was announced last year will work.

If their TV doesn't have a coax input, then it is not technically a TV but a monitor.
 

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Username: John_s

Columbus, Ohio US

Post Number: 2522
Registered: Feb-04
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The way I read the original post, these people have basic cable; they're not trying to receive OTA signals. I don't believe the OTA digital converter boxes are cable ready with the ability of tuning in unencrypted mid and super band cable channels.
 

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Username: Tom11646

Post Number: 1
Registered: Jun-10
OK so the direct TV installer screwed up - this was years ago and he was a friend so I did not sock-it-to-him.... On my Sharp r32-s50 he managed to break off the tv cable input coax jack; been runing the tv on the 3 RCA inputs and that is working but now I'd like to hook up my old Atari 6800 - anybody know of an application that will convert the RF coming from the atari to RCA - I do have an extra set of RCA plugs on the front
 

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Username: Ieee488

Post Number: 360
Registered: Dec-07
The only cheap option is to try using a VCR as a RF demodulator. Connect Atari to Coax In on the VCR. Connect composite video to TV and tune TV to channel 3.

Otherwise, you are out of luck as RF demodulators are not readily available.
 

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Username: Samijubal

Post Number: 4247
Registered: Jul-04
You don't use channel 3 for composite. You need to be set to line.
 

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Username: Ieee488

Post Number: 363
Registered: Dec-07
Yes, you are right. LINE IN on the TV.
 

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Username: Flatheadax

Post Number: 1
Registered: Dec-10
I have a modern flat screen TV and at the time of install my signal came from direct-TV thru a digital switch utilizing RCA connections. I have since reverted to digital over the air signal. The only way I have been able to get an over the air signal is to by-pass the switch with a coax cable from the antennae to the TV. I still use the switch to watch movies from the DVD player. Is there a coax to RCA converter available?
My TV is on the wall and I would like to utilize the connections previously installed in the wall.
 

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Username: Ieee488

Post Number: 521
Registered: Dec-07
What you want is called a RF demodulator.
 

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Username: Flatheadax

Post Number: 2
Registered: Dec-10
Where can I find one? I read an earlier post you stated they are not readily available.
 

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Username: Ieee488

Post Number: 522
Registered: Dec-07
You'll have to Google for it.
 

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Username: Flatheadax

Post Number: 3
Registered: Dec-10
Thanks, I will give it a try.
 

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Username: Makinblak

Monroe/Monticello, La/Ar

Post Number: 271
Registered: Oct-10
I have an Atari 2600 and I'm gonna hook it up on my truck's monitor. The problem is, the atari has a single "rca" output for audio and video. I can hook the atari up to my house T.V. just fine, because I have a converter to change that lil rca plug into a coax and plug into my cable reciever in my tv. However, my truck's screen only has RCA , 3.5mm, and IPOD inputs. I might have some more stashed behind it, but I don't want to take it out. Also, I am not going to put a broken vcr in my truck to convert the signal. this is rediculous. I want a very clean overall look.

Does anyone know how to hook up the atari to RCA video?
Does a 3.5mm jack carry video? or just audio?
Can I just use another converter to go from coax-to-RCA after going from "rca"-to-coax ?

Any input is greatly appreciated
 

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Username: Ieee488

Post Number: 527
Registered: Dec-07
one single "RCA" output for both audio *and* video?
 

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Username: Makinblak

Monroe/Monticello, La/Ar

Post Number: 306
Registered: Oct-10
from the Atari, yes.

I purchased an adapter to go from atari single phono--coax. Now I need to go from coax to s-video (rca)

The rf modulator has RCA input with COAX output. I NEED COAX INPUT WITH RCA OUTPUT.

PLEASE IF ANYONE KNOWS OF HOW THIS CAN BE DONE LET ME KNOW. thanks
 

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Username: Ieee488

Post Number: 536
Registered: Dec-07
Makinblak,

1.) s-video is s-video; it uses a different connector than composite video which uses a RCA jack

2.) for RF (coax) to composite video (RCA), you need a RF demodulator
these are not very common but some are sold
Google for it
 

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Username: Makinblak

Monroe/Monticello, La/Ar

Post Number: 317
Registered: Oct-10
Thanks for the info ieeee
 

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Username: Makinblak

Monroe/Monticello, La/Ar

Post Number: 318
Registered: Oct-10
Thanks for the info ieeee
 

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Username: Kilalineigmailcom

Post Number: 1
Registered: Jun-11
Just need a little help please, just trying to hook up the cable (Fios Cable box). Coaxil input is broken on an older TV, TV has audio/video input (red/yellow/white). Older DVD/VCR combo has coaxil input/output as well as (red/white/yellow) Input/output.

I am doing something wrong, and not sure where, I have cable going as input to the cable box via coaxil, out to the DVD/VCR input via coaxil, then into the back of the TV input via (red/yellow/white). To me this should work, but it isn't. I turn the TV to channel 3... all I get is snow on every channel.

Can anyone help please?
 

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Username: Ieee488

Post Number: 624
Registered: Dec-07
Connect directly from cable to the TV.

I suspect that the coax isn't working, because the DVD/VCR's tuner is analog and the signals coming from the cable box is digital.
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